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How Democrats Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Big Donor Money

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:05:15 GMT

Hillary Clinton at a campaign rally in Des Moines on Thursday.Hillary Clinton and the Democrats, helped by a 2014 Supreme Court decision, are extending their advantage over Republicans in campaign donations.

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Thousands Eager to Vote Won’t Become Citizens in Time

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:00:23 GMT

Mamadou Lawal Diallo, of Guinea, taking the oath of citizenship at a naturalization ceremony in Atlanta in July.Nearly a million legal immigrants applied for citizenship in the last year, causing an agency’s backlog to swell. Many will still be in the backlog on Nov. 8.

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Shimon Peres, Hoboken, Google: Your Friday Briefing

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:48:02 GMT

Israeli soldiers at the funeral of Shimon Peres at the Mount Herzl national cemetery in Jerusalem today.Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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New York Today: New York Today: Commuting After the Crash

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:52:53 GMT

The Hoboken Terminal, left, with New York City across the Hudson River.Friday: Getting to the city, mapmaking and other weekend events, and women in film and the theater.

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Feature: How Donald Trump Set Off a Civil War Within the Right-Wing Media

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:00:04 GMT

Since the candidate clinched the nomination, the green room has become a chilly place.

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Donald Trump, in Flurry of Tweets, Bashes Alicia Machado and Hillary Clinton

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:00:07 GMT

Donald J. Trump made his entrance at a campaign event in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Wednesday.Mr. Trump suggested that there was more to be revealed about Ms. Machado and offered the theory that Mrs. Clinton helped the 1996 Miss Universe winner attain citizenship.

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400-Pound Hacker? Trump Comments Fuel Dialogue on Fat-Shaming

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:23:16 GMT

A remark during the presidential debate has fueled a national conversation in a country where two-thirds of the population is overweight.

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Shimon Peres Funeral Brings Together Allies and Rivals in Mourning

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:54:42 GMT

The decision by President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority, center, to attend Shimon Peres’s funeral on Friday angered many Palestinians.President Obama was among the dignitaries who praised the former Israeli leader for his commitment to coexistence with the Palestinians.

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Your Daily Mini Crossword

Thu, 25 Feb 2016 07:18:20 GMT

Solve a bite-size crossword in just a few minutes.

Colombia’s 52-Year War Is Ending. Now Comes the Hard Part.

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:00:45 GMT

Willington, second from right, reunited with his family for the first time in years at a FARC conference.The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or the FARC, made peace with the government. Now begins the task of repatriating the rebels.

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9 New Books We Recommend This Week

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:44:07 GMT

Suggested reading by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.

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How to Pick the Best Credit Card, Based on Rewards

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:00:23 GMT

More than a third of Americans haven’t changed their credit card in a decade. But now may be a good time to consider the options.A guide to some of the most recommended cards and the online comparison tools to help you choose.

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Rosetta Spacecraft Ends Mission With Dive Into Comet It Orbited

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:21:15 GMT

An image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko taken by Rosetta on Friday.The vessel shut down and landed with a soft belly-flop onto Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at a speed of two miles per hour.

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Duterte, Citing Hitler, Says He Wants to Kill 3 Million Addicts in Philippines

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:55:28 GMT

Police officers with the body of a drug suspect they killed in Caloocan, a part of greater Manila, on Friday.Defying criticism of his country’s bloody war on drugs, the Philippine president escalated his provocative rhetoric with a reference to the Holocaust.

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It’s No Cold War, but Vladimir Putin Relishes His Role as Disrupter

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:51:16 GMT

President Obama and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia failed to resolve their differences, including Syria, after 90 minutes together at a meeting in Hangzhou, China, on Sept. 5.Russian airstrikes in Syria and cyberattacks have echoed some of the Cold War’s uglier moments. American intelligence officials wonder whether a grander scheme is at work.

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Ex-Marine Describes Violent Hazing and the Lies That Covered It Up

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:45:02 GMT

Thomas Weaver, a top-notch recruit who was expelled from the Marines, said drill instructors singled out minority recruits they disliked for extra hazing.A top-notch recruit who was expelled from the Marines said his superiors told trainees to lie about punching, kicking and choking by drill instructors.

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Claims of Saudi Role in 9/11 Appear Headed for Manhattan Court

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:00:35 GMT

President Obama boarding Air Force One on Thursday en route to Jerusalem to attend the service for Shimon Peres.Families of Sept. 11 victims are now able to pursue legal claims against the Saudis, and the legal battle could last for years.

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Och-Ziff to Pay Over $400 Million in Bribery Settlement

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:20:06 GMT

Daniel S. Och, chief executive officer of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group.OZ Africa Management, a unit of the hedge fund, pleaded guilty to bribing officials in Libya, Chad, Niger, Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Credibility of Chris Christie’s ‘Enforcer’ Challenged During Bridge Scandal Trial

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:21:31 GMT

David Wildstein, left, a former ally of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, leaving federal court with a lawyer this week during a trial over the George Washington Bridge lane closings.David Wildstein, a former ally of the New Jersey governor, denied accusations by a defense lawyer that he had embellished his accounts of the George Washington Bridge lane closings.

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Wells Fargo’s Reaction to Scandal Fails to Satisfy Angry Lawmakers

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:08:24 GMT

John Stumpf, chief executive of Wells Fargo, testified before the House Financial Services Committee on Thursday regarding the bank’s unauthorized customer accounts.John Stumpf, the bank’s leader, told lawmakers the sham accounts were an ethical lapse limited to the 5,300 low-level employees, who were fired.

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Lady Gaga to Headline Super Bowl Halftime Show

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 03:43:23 GMT

Lady Gaga sang the national anthem at this year’s Super Bowl in Santa Clara, Calif.The pop singer, who performed the national anthem at the game last year, is releasing her fourth solo album on Oct. 21.

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Richard D. Trentlage, 87, Who Wrote ‘The Oscar Mayer Wiener Song,’ Dies

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 02:35:02 GMT

Richard D. TrentlageMr. Trentlage’s may not be a household name, but generations know his work writing advertising jingles for companies such as Oscar Mayer and McDonald’s.

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Trade Ban to Protect Pangolins: Enough to Save Them?

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:31:52 GMT

A female pangolin in her enclosure at a zoo in Takeo, Cambodia. Her front right and rear left paws were amputated by poaching snares.An international agreement now prohibits the commercial sale across international borders of the world’s most trafficked mammals. Enforcement is another matter.

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The 4 Traits That Put Kids at Risk for Addiction

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:00:03 GMT

Early trials show that personality testing can identify 90 percent of the highest risk children, targeting risky traits before they cause problems.

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Review: ‘13TH,’ the Journey From Shackles to Prison Bars

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 02:00:02 GMT

Deborah Peterson Small, an activist interviewed in “13TH,” a documentary by Ava DuVernay.Ms. DuVernay makes a startling and powerful statement about the prison industrial complex and the history of black lives in post-Jim-Crow America.

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Is New York Ready for Solar Power?

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:00:03 GMT

New York City’s solar boom has been prompted by recent drops in installation costs.

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